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The Guthrie
818 S. Second St.
Kushner Celebration
Through June 28
The Guthrie continues its celebration of playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his Angels in America. Productions include the musical Caroline, or Change (through June 21); The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (through June 28) and Tiny Kushner, a collection of short plays, through June 13.) Kushner himself will wrap up the speaker series on June 8, 7:30 p.m. More information at

Bedlam Theatre
1501 S. Sixth St.
(See also music calendar)
Art Happy Hour every second Wednesday, 4–7 p.m., includes food and drink specials, theatrical and artistic events, art trivia contests (with prizes!) and more.
Volunteer Day every Saturday at noon. Help fellow volunteers and Bedlam staff clean, move, paint, build, hang out and more.

University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
Various locations
Is There a Doctor in the House?
June 19–Aug. 29
The U of M Showboat Players, on board the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, present Kenneth Noel Mitchell’s adaptation of Molire’s comedy The Imaginary Invalid, about a hypochondriac whose obsession with his health and following his physician’s advice becomes more intolerable than actually being ill.
The showboat leaves from Harriet Island neat Downtown S. Paul. Tickets for various shows are $15–$43.95 (dinner and show) and are available by phone at 651-227-1100 and online : (No performances during the Taste of Minnesota, July 2–6.)

South High School Theatre program
3131 19th Ave. S.
The Importance of Being Earnest
June 24–27, 7:30 p.m.
Alumni of the South High Theater Program return this month for an encore of South’s 1994 production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Louise Bormann, South artistic director since 1991, will take the stage in the role of Lady Bracknell as she prepares to end her tenure as artistic director. 1997 South graduate Ellen Fenster will direct Bormann and many of her past classmates in the show, as she takes over for Bormann as artistic director. Other South theatre alums involved in the production include actors, directors, and technical personnel who have gone on to regional and national success. The show is being produced by VLP Productions, (Southeast Como resident Virginia Portratz), whose son Ahren, a 1997 South grad, is among the cast. Other alumni include 1997 graduates Ben Tallen and Teresa Regan Hess, as well as Justin Alexander, Michael Ooms (’98), Erin Search-Wells (’99) and Kelsey McMahon (’08).
All profits benefit the South High Theater program. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students.